World-Class Talent and R&D

Drawing on the brightest minds from home and abroad, the city offers a diverse and motivated workforce. A globally recognised centre of academic and research excellence - the dedication to education is evident in the breadth of academic offering.

Education Institutes

Dundee has Scotland's highest student population ratio, at 1:5, which is also one of the highest ratios in the UK. The city has two universities - the University of Dundee, which incorporates the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, and Abertay University, a recognised centre of digital and computer games innovation.

Dundee & Angus College, with two city campuses, offers award-winning Further Education, Higher Education and Vocational courses. The city also has the Al-Maktoum College of Islamic and Arabic Studies. The University of St Andrews is just 14 miles from Dundee.

Research & Teaching

Dundee is home to one of the UK's most exciting and dynamic biomedical and life science communities. The city offers a hub for world-class companies, universities, research institutes and scientists to work in collaboration, all within a five mile radius. This allows for sharing of information and skills and offers expertise from drug discovery, through medical devices and diagnostics, to ag-biotech and environmental biotechnology.

The James Hutton Institute is a well-respected and globally recognised research organisation, based at Invergowrie on the city's outskirts. Its postgraduate school generates valued recruits, with professional experience in a range of disciplines in environmental, crop and food science.

Ninewells Hospital is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, and the attached Dundee University School of Medicine has an international reputation for research and training. The Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside (AHSP) acts as a single point of contact for collaborations and strategic partnerships. Its role is to identify, support and develop new relationships, and facilitate knowledge exchange and opportunities with both industry and major research funders.

Creative, Digital, Tech Dundee 

Dundee pioneered education in video games, by creating the world's first computer games degree course at the University of Abertay Dundee. Dundee is the location of one of Europe's most accomplished hubs for computer games and mobile digital content development. Digital Dundee is a hub for projects and digital information related to Dundee. Dundee, already known as a leading centre for games is rapidly increasing its profile in the wider creative technology sectors including software development, animation, VR, XR, AI, AR, data analytics, IoT and cyber security. TayScreen is the region's screen office, supporting development of the digital/screen sectors. Dundee leads on the EU project, Create Converge, supporting the use of converging creative technologies to show, tell and sell.

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